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Homework Help: Satellite Orbits

  1. Aug 31, 2007 #1
    What type of orbit would be used for a scientific satellite which needs to take regular readings to measure changes in the concentration of ozone gas in the stratosphere over Antarctica?
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  3. Aug 31, 2007 #2


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    We can help with homework, but we can't do it for you.
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  4. Aug 31, 2007 #3
    Well I put down an elliptical orbit, i just wanted to see if I was correct.
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    Well, all orbits are technically ellipitcal. I suspect the teacher was looking for something more specific.

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    Think about what parts of the planet different types of orbits will pass over. How do satellites manage to look down upon the poles?
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